Tag Archives: Gerrit Cole

Posted on October 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros took the upper hand in the ALCS Saturday night in Boston, winning Game 1 7-2. In a battle of aces, Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Sale in a game that also saw Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected for arguing balls and strikes. To be […]

Posted on October 12, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine In what some people are calling the real World Series, the Boston Red Sox will face the Houston Astros in the 2018 ALCS. This series will be a repeat of last year’s ALDS in which the Astros eliminated the Red Sox in four games on their way […]

Posted on October 5, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros will begin their quest to repeat as world champions when their ALDS series against the Cleveland Indians begins on Friday. This series will bring together the last two American League champions. However, these two teams have not met in the postseason either of the […]

Posted on March 15, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Outside of the Miami Marlins, few teams did more during the offseason to hurt their chances of competing in 2018 than the Pittsburgh Pirates. The club traded away Andrew McCutchen and ace Gerrit Cole. Will those moves doom the Pirates to a lost 2018 season or can […]

Posted on February 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After winning the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros have nowhere to go but down. However, the Astros approached the offseason as if they wanted to reload for another championship run. On paper, the Astros may be even better in 2018 than they were in 2017. Can […]

Posted on February 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a long and fairly uneventful winter, spring training is finally here. Outside of the Miami Marlins trading away their top players, there hasn’t been a ton of player movement this offseason. However, things are finally starting to pick up on that front. Even with more movement […]

Posted on January 23, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The MLB free agent market has shown some signs of waking up in recent days. However, many of the top free agents remain available, most notably Yu Darvish. Earlier this offseason, we predicted each team’s odds of landing Darvish. But since then, there have been changes to the […]

Posted on January 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Pittsburgh Pirates appear ready to embark on a rebuilding project. Key players have already been traded, and more trades are possible. However, it appears that closer Felipe Rivero will remain with the team. Rivero and the Pirates have agreed to an extension worth $22 million over […]

Posted on January 15, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time this offseason, the San Francisco Giants have traded for an established major league all-star. According to multiple reports, the Giants have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates. As part of the trade, the Pirates receive prospects Bryan Reynolds and Kyle Crick. […]

Posted on January 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have acquired Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and this time it’s for real. Earlier this week, there were reports that a deal between these two teams involving Cole had gotten done. However, those reports turned out to be premature. This […]

Posted on December 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Miami Marlins have undoubtedly been the biggest headline makers of the baseball offseason thus far. Of course, they are doing so for all the wrong reasons. Miami is slashing payroll and it seems like every player must go. Thus far, Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, and Marcell […]

Posted on December 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Apparently, nine years in the Bronx wasn’t enough for C.C. Sabathia. After signing with the New York Yankees prior to the 2009 season and spending nine years with the club, Sabathia wanted to make it an even decade with the Bronx Bombers. On Saturday, Sabathia agreed to […]

Posted on June 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Saturday that Jameson Taillon will return from the DL and start Monday when the team hosts the Colorado Rockies. Taillon’s return will come five weeks after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. The Pirates have optioned the struggling Tyler Glasnow to triple-A to make […]

Posted on May 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon underwent surgery on Monday to address an issue that doctors believe could be testicular cancer. The surgery came just a few days after Taillon was placed on the 10-day DL with a groin injury, which would now appear to be related to […]

Posted on March 7, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Aside from all the trade rumors about Andrew McCutchen, which ultimately went nowhere, and the uncertainty surrounding Jung Ho Kang for his off-field trouble, it was a relatively quiet offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who made no significant changes to their roster. After three straight trips to […]

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